The Early Years

The Early Years

by Joe Nichols



Though Joe Nichols has had a fair amount of country chart success, he's had terrible luck with record labels, which has made much of his output spottily available at best. The Early Years is, rather shockingly, the third time that Nichols' debut album has been released. First issued as Joe Nichols in 1996 and then as Six of One, Half Dozen of the Other in 2002, The Early Years is simply the same ten songs in a new package with a slightly different running order, plus the mild inducement of a bonus DVD featuring the music videos for the album's four singles. The songs are solid post-Alan Jackson mid-'90s Nashville country with a little more depth than the average hat act of the era, and there are a few minor gems here like the dryly humorous "Wal-Mart Parking Lot" and the fine country-rocker "She Could Care Less." Still, the average Joe Nichols fan has probably bought this album at least once, and he doesn't need it again. Newer fans might be interested, however.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/04/2005
Label: Aspirion Records
UPC: 0185577000162
catalogNumber: 162


Album Credits

Performance Credits

Joe Nichols   Primary Artist,Vocals
Thomas Flora   Background Vocals
Larry Franklin   Fiddle
Dennis Holt   Drums
Chris Leuzinger   Guitar
B. James Lowry   Acoustic Guitar
Terry McMillan   Harp
Steve Nathan   Keyboards
Scott Sanders   Steel Guitar
Jim Collins   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Troy Seals   Composer
Steve Clark   Composer
Tom Curry   Composer
Mike Griffith   Engineer
Johnny MacRae   Composer
Bud McGuire   Composer
Mike McGuire   Composer
Marty Raybon   Composer
Joe Nichols   Composer
Tracy Wallner   Graphic Design
Todd Wilkes   Producer
Billy Lawson   Composer
Larry Rainwater   Composer
Doug DeJoe   Composer
Randy Edwards   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Alan Schulman   Vocal Engineer
Keith Follesé   Composer
Lee Ogle   Audio Production
Todd Wilkes   Audio Production

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